• Shakespeare Stories
    Shakespeare Stories
    ISBN: 9781408313053
    Title: Shakespeare Stories
    Author: MATTHEWS ANDREW


    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Shakespeare the Complete Sonnets & Poems
    Shakespeare the Complete Sonnets & Poems
    ISBN: 9780199535798
    Title: Shakespeare the Complete Sonnets & Poems
    Author: SHAKESPEARE BURROW COLIN ED

    The Oxford Shakespeare General Editor Stanley WellsThe Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the works for modern readers- a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings- on-page and facing-page commentary and notes explain language and allusions- detailed introductions consider the sonnets' biographical and literary background, how the poems relate to the plays, dating and textual matters, and the mysteries of 'Mr W. H.' and the 'Dark Lady'- includes poems attributed to Shakespeare in the seventeenth century- full index to introductions and commentary- durable sewn binding for lasting use'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' Times Literary Supplement

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Shakespeare Treasury
    Shakespeare Treasury
    ISBN: 9780233004969
    Title: Shakespeare Treasury
    Author: ALEXANDER CATHERINE

    The Shakespeare Treasury is a fascinating collection of facts on Britain's greatest playwright and insights into the enduring popularity of his work. Delving into the inspirations behind his masterworks and the influences of generations of performers, it reveals the incredible variety of ways Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for stage and screen.


    Commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, this quirky volume looks at the facts and myths of Shakespeare's life and times as well as revealing little known stories about his plays and poems, including:

    • The inspiration behind some of his best-loved characters
    • Which actor played Hamlet over 500 times
    • The unusual item that Shakespeare left his wife Anne on his death


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction
    Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780198723356
    Title: Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction
    Author: VAN ES BART

    FromThe Two Gentlemen of Verona in the early 1590s toThe Two Noble Kinsmen at the end of his career around 1614, Shakespeare wrote at least eighteen plays that can be called 'comedies': a far higher number than that for any other genre in which he wrote. So what is a Shakespearean comedy?We associate these plays with such themes as mistaken identities, happy marriages, and exuberant cross dressing, but how representative are these of the oeuvre as a whole?In thisVery Short Introduction, Bart van Es explores the full range of the playwright's comic writing, from the neat classical plotting of early works likeThe Comedy of Errors to the corrupt world of the so-called problem plays, written in the middle years of Shakespeare's life. ExaminingShakespeare's influences and sources, van Es compares his plays to those of his rivals, and looks at the history of the plays in performance, from the biographies of Shakespeare's original actors to the plays' endless reinvention in modern stage productions and in films. Identifying the keyqualities that make Shakespearean comedy distinctive, van Es traces the changing nature of Shakespeare's comic writing over the course of a career that spanned nearly a quarter century of theatrical change.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Shakespeare's Theatres & the Effects of Performance
    Shakespeare's Theatres & the Effects of Performance
    ISBN: 9781408146927
    Title: Shakespeare's Theatres & the Effects of Performance
    Author: STERN TIFFANY (ED) & COOPER FARAH KARIM (ED)

    How did Elizabethan and Jacobean acting companies create their visual and aural effects? What materials were available to them and how did they influencestaging and writing? What impact did the sensations of theatre have on early modern audiences? How did the construction of the playhouses contribute to technological innovations in the theatre? What effect might these innovations have had on the writing of plays? Shakespeare's Theatres and The Effects of Performance is a landmark collection of essays by leading international scholars addressing these and other questions to create a unique and comprehensive overview of the practicalities and realities of the theatre in the early modern period.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $155.00
    $155.00
  • Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary & Language Companion
    Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary & Language Companion
    ISBN: 9780140291179
    Title: Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary & Language Companion
    Author: CRYSTAL DAVID & CRYSTAL BEN

    A vital resource for scholars, students and actors, this book contains glosses and quotes for over 14,000 words that could be misunderstood by or are unknown to a modern audience. Displayed panels look at such areas of Shakespeare's language as greetings, swear-words and terms of address. Plot summaries are included for all Shakespeare's plays and on the facing page is a unique diagramatic representation of the relationships within each play.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Shakespeare: Staging the World
    Shakespeare: Staging the World
    ISBN: 9780714128245
    Title: Shakespeare: Staging the World
    Author: BATE JONATHON

    Authoritative, surprising, evocative and original, Shakespeare: staging the world offers a completely new approach to one of the most exceptional creative imaginations in history. While matters of religion, trade and war were being contested, the role of the playwright developed to inform, persuade and provoke debate on the concerns of the day. This richly illustrated book presents an extraordinary collection of objects from the British Museum's unrivalled collection, as well as key pieces from Britain and elsewhere. Simon Forman's diary of 1611 gives a vivid account of attending a contemporary performance of A Winter's Tale; a dagger fished from the Thames gives new resonance to the gang violence of Romeo and Juliet; while Guy Fawkes's lantern illustrates the Catholic counterculture revealed through the failed Gunpowder Plot, which was later to prove the inspiration for Macbeth. Shakespeare: staging the world is a fascinating view of the early modern world through the eyes of Shakespeare, his players and audiences

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $65.00
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  • Shakespeare: The Theatre of Our World
    Shakespeare: The Theatre of Our World
    ISBN: 9781788540179
    Title: Shakespeare: The Theatre of Our World
    Author: CONRAD PETER


    In 1623 the actors John Heminges and Henry Condell assembled and published one of the most influential books ever published in the English language: Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies- better known to posterity as The First Folio. In doing so they preserved literature's most dramatically vital and poetically rich account of our human world. Shakespeare's legacy is endlessly renewed as his work is staged, adapted or critically interpreted. His characters have shaped the way we think about consciousness and morality, love and death, politics and war.


    Peter Conrad explores the phenomenon of Shakespeare; the world-view of his plays, their generic originality, and their astonishing language; and goes on to assess his global legacy across every continent and across every genre of the creative arts in the four hundred years that have elapsed since his death.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Shakespeare: the World as Stage Illustrated Gift Ed
    Shakespeare: the World as Stage Illustrated Gift Ed
    ISBN: 9780007479634
    Title: Shakespeare: the World as Stage Illustrated Gift Ed
    Author: BRYSON BILL


    William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. His Shakespeare is like no one else'sâ#128;#148;the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Shakespeares Original Pronounciation
    Shakespeares Original Pronounciation
    ISBN: 9780712351195
    Title: Shakespeares Original Pronounciation
    Author: CRYSTAL BEN


    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Shakespeare's Poems Third Series
    Shakespeare's Poems Third Series
    ISBN: 9781903436875
    Title: Shakespeare's Poems Third Series
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM & DUNCAN-JONES K (EDITO

    In 1593 Shakespeare awoke and found himself famous. Lines from his comic, erotic, tragic poem Venus and Adonis were on everyone’s lips.The appearance in 1594 of the darkly reflective and richly descriptive Rape of Lucrece confirmed his fame as 'Sweet Master Shakespeare', Elizabethan England's most brilliant non-dramatic poet. Shorter poems in this volume testify further to Shakespeare’s versatility and to his poetic fame. Some, like the much-debated ‘Phoenix and Turtle’, pose problems of meaning; others raise questions about authorship and authenticity. Detailed annotation and a full Introduction seek to resolve such difficulties while also locating Shakespeare's poems in their literary context, which includes his own career as a playwright.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Shakespeare's Restless World
    Shakespeare's Restless World
    ISBN: 9781846146756
    Title: Shakespeare's Restless World
    Author: MACGREGOR NEIL

    William Shakespeare lived through a pivotal period in human history. With the discovery of the New World, the horizons of Old Europe were expanding dramatically, long-cherished certainties were crumbling and life was exhilaratingly uncertain. What ideas and assumptions did Londoners bring with them when they went to see Shakespeare's plays in the 1590s and 1600s - what were they thinking? What was it like living in a world so radically different from anything their parents had experienced?Shakespeare's Restless World uncovers the fascinating stories behind 20 objects from Shakespeare's life and times to recreate his world and the minds of his audiences. The objects range from the rich (such as the hoard of gold coins that make up the Salcombe treasure) to the very humble, like the battered trunk and worn garments of an unknown pedlar. Each of them allows MacGregor to explore one of the defining themes of the Shakespearean age - globalisation, reformation, piracy, Islam, magic and many others. MacGregor weaves Shakespeare's words themselves into the histories of his objects to suggest where his ideas about religion, national identity, the history of England and the world, human nature itself, may have come from. The result is an excitingly fresh and unexpected portrait of Shakespeare's dangerous and dynamic world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Shakespeares Sonnets
    Shakespeares Sonnets
    ISBN: 9780571245055
    Title: Shakespeares Sonnets
    Author: PATERSON DON

    Shakespeare's sonnets of 1609 are as thrilling and persuasive today as they were when they were first published. In this edition of the work, Don Paterson, an award-winning sonneteer and lyric poet in his own right, offers an illuminating and accessible guide to these unforgettable verses.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Shakespeare's Sonnets
    Shakespeare's Sonnets
    ISBN: 9781604336153
    Title: Shakespeare's Sonnets
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare's sonnets, complete with valuable tools for educators.
    The authoritative edition of "Shakespeare's Sonnets "from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:
    -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the facing page of each sonnet
    -A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning
    -An index of first lines
    -Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
    -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets
    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Shakespeares Sonnets Gift Edition the Arden Shakespeare
    Shakespeares Sonnets Gift Edition the Arden Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9781408128985
    Title: Shakespeares Sonnets Gift Edition the Arden Shakespeare
    Author: ED JONES KATHERINE DUNCAN

    This gift edtion is a small format hardcover, almost diary-like with a sewn-in book ribbon and a bookplate page featuring Shakespeare's most-quoted sonnets, some of the most beautiful and moving poems in English literature. Dealing with love, beauty and the effects of time, Shakespeare's evocative words such as ""Shall I compare theee to a summer's day?"" speak to us as directly now as to Elizabethan readers centuries ago. The Arden Shakespeare is the most authoritative texts and this edtion is a must-have for all lovers of great literature.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Shakespeare's Tragedies
    Shakespeare's Tragedies
    ISBN: 9780333632192
    Title: Shakespeare's Tragedies
    Author: ZIMMERMAN SUSAN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $76.00
    $76.00
  • Shakespeare's Wife
    Shakespeare's Wife
    ISBN: 9780747593003
    Title: Shakespeare's Wife
    Author: GREER GERMAINE

    Little is known of the wife of England's greatest playwright. In play after play Shakespeare presents the finding of a worthy wife as a triumphant denouement, yet scholars persist in believing that his own wife was resented and even hated by him. Here Germaine Greer strives to re-embed the story of their marriage in its social context and presents new hypotheses about the life of the farmer's daughter who married our greatest poet. This is a daring, insightful book that asks new questions, opens new fields of investigation and research, and rights the wrongs done to Ann Shakespeare.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Shakesqueer a Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare
    Shakesqueer a Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780822348450
    Title: Shakesqueer a Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare
    Author: MENON MADHARI

    Shakesqueerputs the most exciting queer theorists in conversation with the complete works of William Shakespeare. Exploring what is odd, eccentric, and unexpected in the Bard's plays and poems, these theorists highlight not only the many ways that Shakespeare can be queered, but also the many ways that Shakespeare can enrich queer theory. This innovative anthology reveals an early modern playwright insistently returning to questions of language, identity, and temporality, themes central to contemporary queer theory. Since many of the contributors do not study early modern literature,Shakesqueertakes queer theory back and brings Shakespeare forward, challenging the chronological confinement of queer theory to the last two hundred years. The book also challenges conceptual certainties that have narrowly equated queerness with homosexuality. Chasing all manner of stray desires through every one of Shakespeare's plays and poems, the contributors cross temporal, animal, theoretical, and sexual, boundaries with abandon. Claiming adherence to no one school of thought, the essays considerThe Winter's Talealongside network TV,Hamletin relation to the death drive,King Johnas a history of queer theory, andMuch Ado about Nothingin tune with a Sondheim musical. Together they expand the reach of queerness and queer critique across chronologies, methodologies, and bodies.Contributors Matt Bell Amanda Berry Daniel Boyarin Judith Brown Steven Bruhm Peter Coviello Julie Crawford Drew Daniel Mario DiGangi Lee Edelman Jason Edwards Aranye Fradenburg Carla Freccero Daniel Juan Gil Jonathan Goldberg Jody Greene Stephen Guy-Bray Ellis Hanson Sharon Holland Cary Howie Lynne Huffer Barbara Johnson Hector Kollias James Kuzner Arthur L. Little Jr. Philip Lorenz Heather Love Jeffrey Masten Robert McRuer Madhavi Menon Michael Moon Paul Morrison Andrew Nicholls Kevin Ohi Patrick R. O'Malley Ann Pellegrini Richard Rambuss Valerie Rohy Bethany Schneider Kathryn Schwarz Laurie Shannon Ashley T. Shelden Alan Sinfield Bruce Smith Karl Steel Kathryn Bond Stockton Amy Villarejo Julian Yates

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $63.00
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  • She Stoops to Conquer & Other Comedies
    She Stoops to Conquer & Other Comedies
    ISBN: 9780199553884
    Title: She Stoops to Conquer & Other Comedies
    Author: GOLDSMITH OLIVER

    The Modern Husband * The Clandestine Marriage * She Stoops to Conquer * Wild OatsThis edition brings together four eighteenth-century comedies that illustrate the full variety of the century's drama. Fielding's The Modern Husband , written before the 1737 Licensing Act that restricted political and social comment, depicts wife-pandering and widespread social corruption. In Garrick and Colman's The Clandestine Marriage two lovers marry in defiance of parental wishes and rue the consequences.
    She Stoops to Conquer explores the comic andnot-so-comic consequences of mistaken identity, and in Wild Oats, the 'strolling player' Rover is a beacon of hope at a time of unrest. Part of the Oxford English Drama series, this edition has modern-spelling texts, critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation and an informative bibliography. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe.
    Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Shoemaker's Holiday
    Shoemaker's Holiday
    ISBN: 9780713673784
    Title: Shoemaker's Holiday
    Author: DEKKER THOMAS; HARRIS JONATHAN GIL

    This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Shoemaker's Holiday Thomas Dekker, Karl Warnke Ludwig Proescholdt M. Niemeyer, 1886

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Short History of English Renaissance Drama
    Short History of English Renaissance Drama
    ISBN: 9781848856868
    Title: Short History of English Renaissance Drama
    Author: HACKETT HELEN

    Shakespeare is a towering presence in English and indeed global culture. Most readers in the Englishspeaking world, and many beyond, know his name and have at least a passing familiarity with his work. Yet considered alongside his contemporaries he was not an isolated phenomenon, but the product of a period of astonishing creative fertility. This was an age when new media popular drama, and print were seized upon avidly and inventively by a generation of exceptionally talented writers. In her sparkling new book, Helen Hackett explores the historical contexts of English Renaissance drama by situating it in the wider history of ideas. She traces the origins of Renaissance theatre in communal religious drama, civil pageantry and court entertainment and vividly describes the playing conditions of Elizabethan and Jacobean playhouses. Examining Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson in turn, the author assesses the distinctive contribution made by each playwright to the creation of English drama. She then turns to revenge tragedy, with its gothic poetry of sex and death; city comedy, domestic tragedy and tragicomedy; and gender and drama, with female roles played by boy actors. The book places Renaissance drama in the exciting and vibrant cosmopolitanism of sixteenth-century London.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater
    Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater
    ISBN: 9780226477619
    Title: Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater
    Author: GRAHAM LEY

    Contemporary productions on stage and film, and the development of theater studies, have created a new audience for ancient Greek drama. This volume fills the need for a clear, concise statement of what is known about the original conditions of production for tragedy, comedy, and satyr play in the age of Pericles and provides observations on all aspects of performance.
    Reexamining the surviving plays of the tragic writers Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides and of the comedian Aristophanes, Graham Ley discusses the actor's technique, the power and range of the chorus, the use of theatrical space, and parody in the plays. A series of diagrams relates the theater to the city and political life of ancient Athens, and photographic illustrations of scenes from Greek vases document the visualization of theatrical performance.
    An ideal companion to "The Complete Greek Tragedies" (University of Chicago Press), Ley's work is a valuable user's guide to the critical assessment of modern translations and adaptations of tragedy and comedy. It is designed for all students of Greek drama with an interest in performance, and for theatrical practitioners who require a concise but informative introduction to one of the great periods of world drama.


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  • Skylight
    Skylight
    ISBN: 9780571321131
    Title: Skylight
    Author: HARE DAVID

    Skylight premiered at the National Theatre in 1995 and then went on to become one of the most internationally successful plays of recent years. This is the definitive edition of Skylight.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • So You Want to be a Theatre Producer
    So You Want to be a Theatre Producer
    ISBN: 9781854595379
    Title: So You Want to be a Theatre Producer
    Author: SEABRIGHT JAMES

    Intended for producers at student or amateur level. The first how-to book of its kind on the subject of producing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Something Wonderful: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
    Something Wonderful: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
    ISBN: 9781627798341
    Title: Something Wonderful: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
    Author: PURDUM TODD S.


    A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century


    They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma , Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built.



    Though different in personality and often emotionally distant from each other, Rodgers and Hammerstein presented an unbroken front to the world and forged much more than a songwriting team; their partnership was also one of the most profitable and powerful entertainment businesses of their era. They were cultural powerhouses whose work came to define postwar America on stage, screen, television, and radio. But they also had their failures and flops, and more than once they feared they had lost their touch.



    Todd S. Purdum's portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and young lovers wherever they are. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Something Wonderful: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
    Something Wonderful: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
    ISBN: 9781250214867
    Title: Something Wonderful: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
    Author: PURDUM TODD S


    A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century


    They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma , Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built.



    Though different in personality and often emotionally distant from each other, Rodgers and Hammerstein presented an unbroken front to the world and forged much more than a songwriting team; their partnership was also one of the most profitable and powerful entertainment businesses of their era. They were cultural powerhouses whose work came to define postwar America on stage, screen, television, and radio. But they also had their failures and flops, and more than once they feared they had lost their touch.



    Todd S. Purdum's portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and young lovers wherever they are. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Song of Spider-man: the Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History
    Song of Spider-man: the Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History
    ISBN: 9781451684568
    Title: Song of Spider-man: the Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History
    Author: BERGER GLEN

    As one can imagine, writing a Broadway musical has its challenges. But it turns out there are challenges one can t imagine when collaborating with two rock legends and a superstar director to stage the biggest, most expensive production in theater history.
    "Song of Spider-Man" is playwright Glen Berger s story of a theatrical dream or nightmare come true. Renowned director Julie Taymor picked Berger to cowrite the book for a $25 million Spider-Man musical. Together along with U2 s Bono and Edge they would shape a work that was technically daring and emotionally profound, with a story fueled by the hero s quest for love and the villains quest for revenge. Or at least, that s what they d hoped for.
    But when charismatic producer Tony Adams died suddenly, the show began to lose its footing. Soon the budget was ballooning, financing was evaporating, and producers were jumping ship or getting demoted. And then came the injuries. And "then" came word-of- mouth about the show itself. What followed was a pageant of foul-ups, falling-outs, ever-more-harrowing mishaps, and a whole lot of malfunctioning spider legs. This circus-rock-and-roll-drama, with its $65 million price tag, had become more of a spectacle than its creators ever wished for. During the show s unprecedented seven months of previews, the company s struggles to reach opening night inspired breathless tabloid coverage and garnered international notoriety.
    Through it all, Berger observed the chaos with his signature mix of big ambition and self-deprecating humor. Song of Spider-Man records the journey of this cast and crew as a hilarious memoir about friendship, collaboration, the foibles of hubris, and the power of art to remind us that we re alive.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Speaking in Tongues
    Speaking in Tongues
    ISBN: 9780868199030
    Title: Speaking in Tongues
    Author: BOVELL ANDREW


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    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Speaking the Speech
    Speaking the Speech
    ISBN: 9781848421912
    Title: Speaking the Speech
    Author: BLOCK GILES

    Why does Shakespeare write in the way he does? And how can actors and directors get the most out of his incomparable plays?

    In Speaking the Speech, Giles Block #150; #145;Master of the Words' at Shakespeare's Globe #150; sets out to answer these two simple questions. The result is the most authoritative, most comprehensive book yet written on speaking Shakespeare's words.

    Throughout the book, the author subjects Shakespeare's language to rigorous examination, illuminating his extraordinary ability to bring his characters to life by a simple turn of phrase, a breath or even a pause. Block shows how we can only fully understand these characters, and the meaning of the plays, by speaking the words out loud.

    Drawing on characters from across all of Shakespeare's plays #150; and looking in detail at Macbeth, The Winter's Tale, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing #150; Block covers everything the actor needs to know, including: the essential distinctions between prose, rhymed verse and unrhymed verse, and the different strategies to be used when speaking them; the difference between #145;you' and #145;thou'; Shakespeare's use of silence; and the vital importance of paying attention to Shakespeare's #145;original' punctuation.

    Speaking the Speech is a book for actors and directors who want to improve their understanding of Shakespeare's language in order to speak it better. It is also a fascinating read for anyone who wants to deepen their appreciation of Shakespeare's language and the way it comes to life when spoken aloud.

    "We call Giles our #145;Text Guru' at the Globe, partly in jest, and partly out of respect for the depth of his knowledge, the gentleness of his teaching, and the sudden illuminations he can throw across a play. If this book can afford even a small part of the pleasure and insight Giles can provide in person, then it will be a great asset." Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director, Shakespeare's Globe

    "Giles deepened my love for Shakespeare and for the way we all speak. I trust you will have a similar experience reading his book." Mark Rylance, from his Foreword


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Squatter  New Zealand Playscripts
    Squatter New Zealand Playscripts
    ISBN: 9780864730749
    Title: Squatter New Zealand Playscripts
    Author: HOAR STUART


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, & Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling
    Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, & Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling
    ISBN: 9781608685486
    Title: Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, & Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling
    Author: DICKS MATTHEW


    A five-time Moth GrandSLAM winner and bestselling novelist shows how to tell a great story -- and why doing so matters.


    Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation or therapy appointment, with family or friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting emotions and actions. In this compelling book, storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Dicks presents wonderfully straightforward and engaging tips and techniques for constructing, telling, and polishing stories that will hold the attention of your audience (no matter how big or small). He shows that anyone can learn to be an appealing storyteller, that everyone has something "storyworthy" to express, and, perhaps most important, that the act of creating and telling a tale is a powerful way of understanding and enhancing your own life.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Street Where I Live
    Street Where I Live
    ISBN: 9780393009705
    Title: Street Where I Live
    Author: LERNER ALAN J

    This is a highly personal biography of three great shows: My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Gigi. Warm, witty, loving, often hilarious, and poignant in its affection for a glorious era in the American theater, it is the story of what Mr. Lerner calls "the sundown of wit, eccentricity, and glamour." The author himself, try as he will to keep himself out of his pages, emerges not merely as a great talent, but as a man of laughter and love. His principals, however, are Moss Hart and Fritz Loewe, with a stupendous supporting cast: Julia Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Freed . . . and on an on. They are seen intimately in moments of triumph, disaster, doubt and panic, pettishness and hilarity. Sometimes they were amateurs at private living, but they were always professionals at the creation of theater. And the creation of theater is the matrix of this wonderful book. Here is how a show is conceived, financed, written (and rewritten and rewritten), produced, staged, saved, and finally given to the public.

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  • Streetcar Named Desire
    Streetcar Named Desire
    ISBN: 9780141190273
    Title: Streetcar Named Desire
    Author: WILLIAMS TENNESSEE

    Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley. Eventually their violent collision course causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to destroy her sanity and her one chance of happiness.

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  • Sunset Limited
    Sunset Limited
    ISBN: 9780330518079
    Title: Sunset Limited
    Author: MCCARTHY CORMAC


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  • Sunset Limited
    Sunset Limited
    ISBN: 9780330518192
    Title: Sunset Limited
    Author: MCCARTHY CORMAC

    A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made. In that small apartment, 'Black' and 'White', as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history - mining the origins of two diametrically opposing world views, they begin a dialectic redolent of the best of Beckett. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men - though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is to deny it. Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life. Deft, spare, and full of artful tension, THE SUNSET LIMITED is a beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deeply intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.

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  • Tales from Shakespeare
    Tales from Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780141441627
    Title: Tales from Shakespeare
    Author: LAMB CHARLES & MARY

    These tales form an introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. They aim to bring alive the power of 'Hamlet' and 'Othello', the fun of 'As You Like It' and the drama of 'Pericles' and convey Shakepeare's wit, wisdom and humanity, without losing the feel of his language.

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    Price: $18.00
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  • Tales from Shakespeare
    Tales from Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780451530646
    Title: Tales from Shakespeare
    Author: LAMB CHARLES & LAMB MARY

    Masterful retelling of 20 of Shakesepeare's plays that uses his own words whenever possible, while keeping the plot and language accessible.

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    Price: $16.00
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  • Taming of the Shrew
    Taming of the Shrew
    ISBN: 9780141396583
    Title: Taming of the Shrew
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    A relentlessly witty battle of the sexes, William Shakespeare's comedy The Taming of the Shrew is edited by G.R. Hibbard, with an introduction by Margaret Jane Kidnie in Penguin Shakespeare. The beautiful but sharp-tongued 'shrew' Katherina has sworn never to accept the demands of any would-be husband. Her younger sister Bianca, meanwhile, is forbidden to be married until Katherina finds a suitable match - much to the dismay of Bianca's suitors, Hortensio and Gremio. But when Katherina is pursued by the wily Petruchio, it seems that she has finally met her match. And as he meets her own caustic words with a feigned, capricious cruelty, Katherina quickly comes to understand the absurdity of her shrewish behaviour, in one of the greatest of all comic conquests. Famously adapted into Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me, Kate and filmed as 10 Things I Hate About You with Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles, The Taming of the Shrew is an unforgettable battle of wits. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to The Taming of the Shrew, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love poetry in English. If you enjoyed The Taming of the Shrew, you might like Love's Labour's Lost, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. 'I pity the man who cannot enjoy Shakespeare' George Bernard Shaw

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  • Taming of the Shrew
    Taming of the Shrew
    ISBN: 9781411401006
    Title: Taming of the Shrew
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


    A relentlessly witty battle of the sexes, William Shakespeare's comedy The Taming of the Shrew is edited by G.R. Hibbard, with an introduction by Margaret Jane Kidnie in Penguin Shakespeare.


    The beautiful but sharp-tongued 'shrew' Katherina has sworn never to accept the demands of any would-be husband. Her younger sister Bianca, meanwhile, is forbidden to be married until Katherina finds a suitable match - much to the dismay of Bianca's suitors, Hortensio and Gremio. But when Katherina is pursued by the wily Petruchio, it seems that she has finally met her match. And as he meets her own caustic words with a feigned, capricious cruelty, Katherina quickly comes to understand the absurdity of her shrewish behaviour, in one of the greatest of all comic conquests. Famously adapted into Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me, Kate and filmed as 10 Things I Hate About You with Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles, The Taming of the Shrew is an unforgettable battle of wits.


    This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to The Taming of the Shrew, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.


    If you enjoyed The Taming of the Shrew, you might like Love's Labour's Lost, also available in Penguin Shakespeare.


    'I pity the man who cannot enjoy Shakespeare'
    George Bernard Shaw



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    Price: $15.00
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  • Taming of the Shrew
    Taming of the Shrew
    ISBN: 9780143128625
    Title: Taming of the Shrew
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    "The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare's time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With stunning new covers, definitive texts, and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come. This edition of The Taming of the Shrewis edited with an introduction and notes by series editor Stephen Orgel. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators."

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    Price: $18.00
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